Reverse Graffiti Campaign Touting Safety Message Installed for the NCDOT
For the second time, #thesavageway was hired to bring awareness to the Booze It & Lose It campaign sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) / Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “Recognized as one of the nation’s most effective anti-drunk-driving campaigns, Booze It & Lose It has created increased awareness of the dangers and the consequences of drinking and driving through innovative education campaigns and extensive enforcement of impaired-driving laws.”
You can read more about the BILI initiative here.
Our role was to utilize our Clean Graffiti medium to provide reminders on the sidewalk that drinking and driving is not okay. The stencil read “Don’t Drink & Drive. BeSmarterThanThat.com.” We targeted highly popular bars, restaurants, liquor stores and gas stations that sell alcohol. Our campaign took us to 9 cities across North Carolina including Greenville, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Robeson County (Pembroke & Lumberton), Charlotte, and Asheville.
Clean Graffiti is a great marketing tactic for a campaign like this because you are able to directly target your audience where they are walking – the sidewalk. It is another reminder to be safe and call a cab, Uber, take the bus or phone a sober friend to pick you up. This is a tactic amongst a robust marketing mix including radio, billboards, press, social media, flyers, posters, etc. Clean Graffiti is another “touch” point so that the brand message sticks in the brains of consumers in our overly-distracted society.
This “Public Communication” style of campaign is one of the ways that we love using our Clean Graffiti medium. It is for the good of the community. It can communicate to neighborhoods that may not have a large outdoor advertising option (aka no billboards, or bus ads to act as the reminder). It is eco-friendly (remember, it is just water!), and its creative and new so that it draws the attention of the consumer.
We look forward to spreading this message and safety messages like this to more places across the state and beyond.